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Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn’t alter opinions on guns

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws, a poll finds. The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favors tighter laws as they have for several years, according to the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The massive divide on stricter limits remains firmly in place. The survey was conducted from Oct. … Read the referenced story here: Poll…

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Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting left funeral notes

AP Photo/Isaac Brekken HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — An off-duty police officer who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history was honored with a posthumous promotion to Army first sergeant during an emotional funeral service Friday. Hundreds of police officers in uniform packed the Henderson, Nevada, church as pallbearers guided the casket of Charleston Hartfield, 34, which was draped in a U.S. flag. Central Christian Church Pastor Mike Bodine told more than 2,000 people at the funeral that … Read the referenced story here: Off-duty…

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Las Vegas Hotel Guard Describes Being Shot by Paddock

The hotel security guard who is a witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history says he was shot while walking in a hotel hallway outside the suite where Stephen Paddock was holed up. A spokeswoman for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” says Jesus Campos made the comments for a show to air Wednesday about the Oct. 1 Las Vegas mass shooting that killed 58 people. Campos has said that he was sent to the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel to investigate an open door alarm. In interview…

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Vegas hotel security guard’s disappearance draws attention

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas shooter inside a hotel before the concert massacre canceled scheduled TV interviews last week because of a medical appointment, a missed appearance that raised questions about the whereabouts of a key witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Jesus Campos “wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing,” MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Debra DeShong said in response to questions from The … Read the referenced story here: Vegas…

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Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas’ tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. Analysts who closely track the finances of the city’s casino companies say Las Vegas will see a short-term dip in visitors in response to the shooting. Casinos and police may have to impose new security measures after gunman Stephen Paddock brought more than 20 rifles into his hotel room and drove a car filled … Read the referenced story here: Las…

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